|Location||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Bodufolhudhoo is a quiet local island with about 3-4 guesthouses and excellent snorkeling and diving.|
|Price / Value||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||$85 per night for a double room is reasonably priced for Maldives! Their added fees are pretty reasonable as well. Nothing outrageous including complimentary and sufficiently large 2-liter-water bottles daily. Watch out for the overpriced public speed boat transfer of $60pppw vs. actual price of $30pppw.|
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Overpriced Charges/Rip Offs
|★||THEY OVERCHARGE YOU ON PUBLIC SPEED BOAT TRANSFERS. As you pay the resort directly, they charge you $60 per person per way but if you book directly with the public speedboats you will pay ~$20 per person per way. This is an unacceptable price inflation of 200% and they get to keep the profits ! HINT: Ask them if you can book directly with the speed boat companies.
Standard Maldivian tax rates. A 10% tip is already included in the Service Charge.
-TGST (Tourism Goods and Services Tax [Goes to Gvt]) 12%
-Green Tax [Goes to Gvt] $3pp per night
-SC (Service Charge [Tip for Guesthouse] 10%
|Cleanliness||★ ★ ★ ★||Extremely clean rooms.|
|Pillow Check||★ ★ ★ ★||Yes we take the covers off the pillow to see how clean they are.
Their pillows were relatively new so they passed our test.
|Backpacker Friendly||★ ★ ★||They have single and twin rooms but no shared dorms. Reasonably priced for a Maldives backpacker budget. More economical if you have >1 person.|
|Solo Traveler Friendly||★ ★ ★||Extremely friendly staff makes solo guests feel like family. The excursions have a minimum of two people BUT they only changed us for one person. There was a 2pax minimum but it wasn’t enforced.|
|Couple Friendly||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Very romantic excursions are highly recommended.|
|Family/Kid Friendly||★ ★ ★||Relatively kid friendly for a Maldives location.|
|Paid Excursions/Activities||★ ★ ★ ★★★||Amazing excursions. They will go out of their way to accomodate you ! Excursions are a bit pricer but still reasonably priced and give you a decent amount of time (Full Day 8h, Half Day 4h).|
|Food (Onsite)||★ ★ ★ ★||Very good food with good portion sizes.|
|Food (Offsite)||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Bodufolhudhoo has some good okay restaurants including Kings Bistro, Pizza Lite, Coffee Village. Always order what’s fresh and Local ie. Local fresh caught fish.|
|Romantic||★ ★ ★||Not the most romantic place but the Maldives itself is romantic and the excursions are as wel.|
|Amenities||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||Snorkeling mask and snorkel and fins,and beach towels are provided. They can also help setup a beach umbrella for you on your excursions.|
|Local Island Bikini Beach||★ ★ ★||The local beach is a short walk and has lots of sand but is also close to where trash is burned so expect to smell fumes from burning trash. Clean sandy beach overall.|
|Local Island Snorkeling||★ ★ ★ ★||Snorkelling on the house reef was amazing|
|Local Island Dive Shops||★ ★ ★ ★||Atoll Scuba is extremely popular and highly recommended.|
|Dive Sites Nearby||★ ★ ★ ★||EXCELLENT nearby dive sites. Coral reefs have some bleaching.|
|Instagramable / Instagram Worthiness||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||The experiences are amazing with lots of photo opportunities !|
|WIFI Speed:||★ ★ ★||Decent WIFI speeds for a Maldives island.|
WANDERASM STAY SCORE
OUR TOP PICK in Bodufolhudhoo and one of the top guesthouses in the North Ari Atoll.
Watch out for overpriced Public Speed Boat Transfer – You should be paying $20pppw NOT $60pppw. This is definitely a rip off. They would easily have a score of 95 if this wasn’t the case.
Priceless excursions that are individualized. Extremely friendly staff will make you feel at home.
Quite Simply - One of the best guesthouses in the Maldives.